I've only seen the Keledo movie in Gen 5, and it was just horrible. I expected some sort of reason for Keledo's fight, some backstory on WHY he wanted to fight and on Kyurem. Just......nothing.....
Haven't seen the other Gen 5 movies, but it they are as horrible as that, think I'll pass.
The movies Gen 4 and back are all solid though, and depending on which part of the anime you're talking about, I'd say the quality compared to the movies would vary greatly.
I can watch most of Gen 4, Battle Frointer, most of Gen 5 before the Pokemon World Cup arc over and over again because it was that damn good/promising. I don't have the same love for most of Kanto, Orange, or Johto, because of....things I don't want to go into detail on right now, but you can guess. They had thier moments, but Battle Frointer was when I started watching the anime just about every week again.
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D. The anime was my whole childhood, I can't shame it no matter how bad it was.
Through nostalgia glasses: Movies > Anime > Card game > Video games
Modern day: Video games > Anime >>> Movies
While movies like the original, 2000, 3000, and Latias/Latios ones were amazing, the recent Gen 4 and 5 movies have been horrible. At least the show is tolerable enough to watch, though it's not very enjoyable now. But the movies.... ugh.
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